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Old 17.08.2011, 21:07
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They have Swiss visa but they want to enter the shengen area from the other country

Hello Friends

My family have applied for Swiss visa for a short (tourist?) visit and they will have get it soon.

My question is:

As they will have swiss visa, is it mandatory for their first entrance to be from Switzerland?

I mean, is it possible to (initially) enter to the otehr points of schengen area and then come to Swiss?


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Old 17.08.2011, 21:13
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Re: They have Swiss visa but they want to enter the shengen area from the other count

I am not sure how it is for tourist visas, as I never had one for CH. However, the visa you need to come here for work is a Schengen one, it says "SwitZerland + 1 transfer Schengen", so coming in through another Schengen country should be ok. Definitely clear it up with the issuing consulate before you buy tickets.
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Re: They have Swiss visa but they want to enter the shengen area from the other count

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If they want to arrive in Germany then they need to get a Schengen visa from the German embassy etc.
Not quite - with a Shengen visa a person can enter via any participating state but the final destination should be the one where the visa application is made.
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Re: They have Swiss visa but they want to enter the shengen area from the other count

Thank you friends for your help.

Who should I ask?

Is it the Swiss embassy?

If they say it is possible, how can I make sure that the enter point applies a same role and they wont be in trouble like being deported, issuing new visa, ....
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Re: They have Swiss visa but they want to enter the shengen area from the other count

You should ask the embassy. And, if it is ok, it will be indicated on the visa ( written or encoded). Schengen rules are applied uniformly, so you shouldn't have any probelms at the point of entry.
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thank you dood for your kind help

Hello again

I sent my invitation letter ( I prepared it myself) for my mom and sent it to her.
But somebody told me that I needed to get an official stamped letter from Conton/ Commun.

Is it right?
Any advice / experience?


Thank you

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Re: do I need an official invitation letter to invite my mother to switzerland?

Which country is she coming from?
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Re: do I need an official invitation letter to invite my mother to switzerland?

And which nationality does she hold?
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According to the profile - Turkish.
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Re: They have Swiss visa but they want to enter the shengen area from the other count

I had a swiss visa - NOT Schengen, but "suisse" - when I first came to switzerland, and I was allowed transit at FRA. However it is unlikely that a tourist be issued a swiss visa as that would prevent him from exiting switzerland to EU once he enters
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